Lay the Favorite is a dramedy about a woman who gets into professional gamling. The woman is good as a gambler, and grows close to her gambling buddies.
Beth isn’t doing too well in her life. She appears to be something of a stripper/whore in the trailer, but whatever she is, she isn’t a Senator (or is she?)
Beth moves to Vegas and starts working as a cocktail waitress. At some point she comes in contact with some professional gamblers and gets in on the action a bit. She’s a good luck charm, but at some point she falls in love and has to choose which life she wants. Will she choose the life with her gambling family, or will she choose love?
PLEASE CHOOSE LOVE. I NEED TO BELIEVE AGAIN.
Lay the Favorite
Lay the Favorite is based on the memoirs of Beth Raymer, with Stephen Frears directing. Frears has some quality films in his past, including The Queen and High Fidelity.
Lay the Favorite Trailer
Lay the Favorite Release Date
Who’s In It?
Bruce Willis … Dink Heimowitz
Catherine Zeta-Jones … Tulip Heimowitz
Rebecca Hall … Beth Raymer
Vince Vaughn … Rosie
Joshua Jackson … Jeremy
Laura Prepon … Holly
Joel Murray … Darren
Frank Grillo … Frankie
John Carroll Lynch … Dave Greenberg
Andrea Frankle … Marcia Greenberg
Lara Grice … Waitress
Ritchie Montgomery … Hairplugs
Dominique DuVernay … Curacao Hooker #2
Wayne Pére … Scott
Jo Newman … Darcy
Rusty Meyers … RIO Gambler #1
Robert Martin Steinberg … Doctor
Michelle Torres … Club Patron
John L. Armijo … Bar Patron
Chekesha Van Putten … Casino girl
Hugo Armstrong … Customer
Tracy Miller … John A Guy
B.J. Parker … Casino Security Guard
Kylie Creppel … Birthday Girl
Darcel White Moreno … Hooker #1
Errol Suleyman … Bet Taker
Matthew Pebler … Angelo
What’s Good About It?
I like Bruce Willis when he’s having fun, and it looks like he’s having fun in Lay the Favorite. Also, Rebecca Hall looks absolutely HOT AS SHIT in this. Yowza.
What’s Bad About It?
I don’t have anything in particular bad to say about Lay the Favorite.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t expect Lay the Favorite to make a boatload of money, though it does have some star power with Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta Jones and to a lesser extent Joshua Jackson and Rebecca Hall in it. Vince Vaughn is also in it, though I expect his role is rather small.